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Cities are growing rapidly, and it is increasingly clear that the only way to sustainably accommodate growth is with smarter, ultimately shared, electric and autonomous fleets capable of efficiently moving people 24/7.

Bestmile was born when the cofounders were tasked with managing one of the first demonstration of autonomous vehicles in Europe. The vehicles were programed to navigate a route and avoid obstacles, but they could not communicate with one another or work together. Bestmile was founded to enable vehicles of any brand or type to work together as intelligent fleets that can deliver the new mobility services that the world wants.

Today, Bestmile offers the only solution of its kind that is vehicle agnostic, can manage autonomous and human-driven vehicles, supports on-demand and time-based services, integrates with multiple transport modes, and provides end-to-end applications for travelers, drivers, and operators.


our Vision



Bestmile enables fleet operators to realize the promise of new mobility services to move more people with fewer vehicles, delighting passengers and reducing urban congestion and pollution.

Team


The Bestmile team includes talented individuals from 18 countries united by a passion to enable the mobility revolution that will enhance the quality of life in the world’s cities. Our offices are in Lausanne, Switzerland, and San Francisco, USA, London, England, and Dubai, UAE.

Raphael Gindrat

CEO & Founder

Raphael Gindrat

CEO & Founder

Raphaël is the executive leader of the company. He is a pioneer in the world of autonomous mobility, having led a project with Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne with cofounder Anne Mellano to test and operate some of the very first autonomous vehicles in Europe, after which organizers of autonomous mobility projects from throughout the world requested their expertise in defining and managing autonomous mobility trials. He is active in many global industry organizations including the World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneers.

Anne Mellano

Founder

Anne Mellano

Founder

Anne directs the company’s global management activities, including identifying business opportunities, managing sales operations, and overseeing the company’s marketing and communications. She is a civil engineer with specialization in innovative transportation systems. She also directs Bestmile’s participation in Swiss and European Union government-sponsored mobility projects. Anne is a recognized expert in mobility services speaks around the world advocating for safe, efficient, accessible mobility for all.

Marco Laumanns

Chief Technology Officer

Marco Laumanns

Chief Technology Officer

Marco is responsible for guiding the development of the Bestmile product architecture and the company’s intellectual property. Prior to joining Bestmile, Marco was a project leader for transportation and operations research at IBM Research where he worked with leading public transportation operators and agencies. He is a renowned expert in optimization and transportation, has co-authored over 100 scientific articles with over 17,000 citations, and serves on the executive committee of the Swiss Operations Research Society as well as the editorial board of the EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics.

Gary Patterson

Chief Operating Officer

Gary Patterson

Chief Operating Officer

Gary drives Bestmile’s operational excellence and efficiency and oversees the company’s partnerships, customer support, product deployment and customer success organizations. Gary has more than 20 years of experience in B2B enterprise information technology, focused on the delivery of transformative change enabled by innovative, data-driven solutions. Prior to joining Bestmile, Gary served as VP of Technology for cloud management infrastructure and software provider at Dell Technologies.

Alvaro Ramis

Vice President of BD and Strategic Alliances

Alvaro Ramis

Vice President of BD and Strategic Alliances

Alvaro is responsible for building the ecosystem of business and technology partners needed to deliver next generation mobility services. Prior to joining Bestmile, Alvaro held the role of Head of Global Market Development and Partnerships at ridesharing pioneer MOIA, and set up Electrify America, the largest electric charging infrastructure in North America. He also served as Chief Marketing Officer at Daimler’s Car2Go business.

Tony Pino

Executive Vice President - Americas

Tony Pino

Executive Vice President - Americas

Tony is responsible for leading the go-to-market strategy and execution for all sales activities in the United States and Canada, working closely with new and existing customers to deliver innovative, valued-added mobility solutions that meet business and passenger requirements. He is a proven software sales leader with decades of experience delivering cloud-based software solutions that result in positive customer outcomes. Prior to joining Bestmile, Tony served as Vice President of North American Sales at cloud services company Virtustream.

Luc Texier

Head of Sales Europe

Luc Texier

Head of Sales Europe

Luc is responsible for helping the European public and private mobility service providers find optimized solutions for new and existing transportation networks. He is a renowned expert and frequent speaker on on-demand driverless and human-driven mobility systems and has helped the Europe’s largest public transit deploy the majority of the autonomous fleets deployed to date. Prior to joining Bestmile, Luc held executive leadership positions in innovative international companies in France, the United States, and Switzerland.

Richard Knight

Vice President of Sales Middle East

Richard Knight

Vice President of Sales Middle East

Richard is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and execution for all sales activities across the Middle East and North Africa regions. Richard works collaboratively with new and existing customers to solve mobility challenges with innovative, value-added solutions that drive revenue growth and operational efficiency. Prior to joining Bestmile, Richard served as Senior Vice President of Global Cloud Service Provider Enablement in thecloud services division of Dell Technologies.

Gabriel Gindrat

Head of Finance

Gabriel Gindrat

Head of Finance

Gabriel is responsible for Bestmile’s financial operations and oversees all aspects of the company’s accounting, financial, legal and tax compliance. Prior to joining Bestmile, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he was performing the financial and regulatory audit of international and major private banks as well as industrial companies.

Board of Directors

Rodney J. Rogers

Chairman, Bestmile.
Cofounder & Partner,
Blue Lagoon capital

Reza Malekzadeh

General Partner,
Partech

Patrice Crisinel

VP & Chief Investment
Officer, Viatrans SA

Kevin Reid

Cofounder & Partner,
Blue Lagoon capital

Raphael Gindrat

CEO & Founder
Bestmile

Advisory Board

Christopher Choa

VP Urban Development,
AECOM

Hinrich Woebcken

Former President and
CEO, VW Group of
America

Randell Iwasaki

Exec. Dir., Contra Costa
Transp. Authority

Pierre Gosset

CTO,
Systra Group

Pascal Dutheil

General partner &
Owner, Andromede
Consulting

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